For the Record Archives for 2017-02

Christian County Court Cases 2/28/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard on Tuesday, February 28th at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

16CF213 - Lacy, Jessie - Negotiated Plea - Plea reached. Defendant will plead guilty to count 1, and placed on probation for two years. Also sentenced for 42 days in the Christian County Jail with credit for 42 days served, and will also have court costs to pay. State will also move to nolly a previous misdemeanor charge.

 

13CF009 - Morgason, Christopher L - PTR/First Appearance - State alleging that defendant hasn’t paid fines and fees with the probation order nor attended counseling. Defendant requested a public defender, saying that he’s unemployed. Public defender appointed. Next court date set for April 3rd.


17CF030 - Taylor, Brian D - Motion to Reduce Bail - Defendant has a felony conviction nearly 20 years ago, but hasn’t had any since. Says he has no ability to post bond where it’s currently set, but could post a $10,000 bond. Defense argues that bond is set for a probational offense, and asks for a $10,000 bond. State is arguing accuracy of criminal record, although there are no prior controlled substance convictions. Willing to reduce bond to $10,000 however. Court allows bond to be reduced to $10,000 with other conditions to apply. Next court date was set for March 6th for prelim hearing, although defense waived it during hearing. Requests pretrial, which was set for March 31st.

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Christian County Court Cases 2/27/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard on Monday, February 27th at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

16CF127 - Horn, Patricia H - Status - Defense asked file to be brought up because there isn’t a court date set. Court sets a notice to appear for March 30th.

 

17CF012 - Jenkins, Bradley S - Appearance with Counsel - Defense hasn’t hired an attorney yet. Asks for another extension of 30 days. No objection from the state. Set for Appearance with Counsel for March 27th.

 

17CF014 - King, Robert L - First Appearance - Defendant read charges and possible penalties and rights. State not seeking any bond. Defense requests a month to hire an attorney. Next court date set for April 3rd.

 

14CF182 - Klauser, Jodie M - PTR/First Appearance - State has spoken with defendant twice. Issue is money owed. Defendant has agreed to a new payment order beginning in March, and defendant will remain on probation until balance is paid.

 

16CF073 - Krouse, Jacob C - Plea - Defense pleads guilty to count 2 and will be sentenced to 2 years of probation. Count 1 dismissed. Defendant will have his probation moved to the Springfield office. Court accepts plea.

 

16CF002 - Price, Gregory L - Status - State has called up base on information they had that the first sentencing order had an error in it. Had a 2 year MSR instead of a 4 year MSR. State has an amended order ready. Defendant not agreeable to the change in sentence, and state isn’t ready to settle matter today. Defense asks for a new court date for 90 days. Court appoints defendant his old lawyer. Set for May 4th for further status.


16CF044 - Sklenka, Brett M - Plea - Pretrial continuance to March 6th. State will file additional charges for the case, but will leave the original offer open to defense.

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Christian County Court Cases 2/23/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard on Thursday, February 23rd at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

16CF164 - Acree, Patrick A - PreTrial - Defendant has had a psych evaluation. Found unfit to stand trial. Defense will make a referral to problem solving court. Set for status March 1st. Defense also makes motion to continue jury trial. Jury trial continued.

 

17CF008 - Bright, Justin M - PreTrial - Defense asks to continue the case for a week for possible plea. Next court date set for March 2nd.

 

16CF210 - Gazdowicz, Clarence R - Plea - Court asking for continuance. Defense wants to get matter resolved but is okay with a continuance. Next court date set for March 9th.

 

16CF117 - Hedrick, Mark A - PreTrial - State has made an offer. Defendant has rejected the offer. Defence ready for trial. Another matter scheduled for Prelim hearing. Set for March 13th.

 

16CF184 - Keppler, Brandon S - PreTrial - Jury trial set for May 22nd. May 11th for further pretrial.

 

16CF205 - Nation, Ty E - PreTrial - State has tendered an offer. Defense asks for a continuance. Set for March 20th.

 

16CF106 - Page, Vincent B - PreTrial - State needs more time to finish up some paperwork. Next court date set for March 2nd.

16CF044 - Sklenka, Brett M - PreTrial - State has made defendant an offer. Defendant wants to consider. Defense asks for matter to be set for Monday for plea.

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Christian County Court Cases 2/21/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard on Tuesday, February 21st at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

16CF111 - Durbin, Brian J - PreTrial - Negotiated plea reached. Defendant pleads guilty to unlawful possession of a controlled substance. Will be sentenced to two years of probation. Also sentenced to 60 days in the Christian County Jail with credit served for a day. Will report to the jail at 9am on Friday.

 

17CF026 - Kelley, Tabitha L - Motion to Reduce Bail - Defendant has posted bond and is checking into a facility today. Set for first appearance with counsel March 24th.


17CF030 - Taylor, Brian D - First Appearance - Defendant says he hasn’t been able to make contact with anybody who can help him hire a lawyer. Says he’s willing to hear an offer from the state to see if the matter can be worked out. Next court date set for Friday.

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Christian County Court Cases 2/17/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard on February 17th, 2017 at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

13CF197 - Abbott, Rickey L - Motion Hearing - Defence motions to continue jury and pretrial setting. Defense also asking for disclosure of confidential source. No objection from state for continuing. Matter reset for Feb. 21st. Motion to continue is currently denied but court will reconsidering on that Feb. 21st date.

 

13CF156 - Abbott, Rickey L - Motion Hearing - Defence motions to continue jury and pretrial setting. Defense also asking for disclosure of confidential source. No objection from state for continuing. Matter reset for Feb. 21st. Motion to continue is currently denied but court will reconsidering on that Feb. 21st date.

 

15CF175 - Allen, Brandy S - PreTrial - Defense has filed motion to disclose confidential source, and is working on a negotiated disposition with the state. Motion hearing set for March 9th.

 

16CF157 - Allen, Brandy S - PreTrial - Defense has filed motion to disclose confidential source, and is working on a negotiated disposition with the state. Motion hearing set for March 9th.

 

15CF002 - Aten, Rodney A - PTR/First Appearance - PTR is over a failure to pay. State will send balances to collections. State not aware of no other violations.

 

15CF063 - Aten, Rodney A - PTR/First Appearance - PTR is over a failure to pay. State will send balances to collections. State not aware of no other violations.

 

16CF012 - Banning, Jacob O - PreTrial - Defense waiting on paperwork. Defense asks for further pretrial date. Set for March 23rd.

 

16CF187 - Beaty, Michael W - PreTrial - State spoke with officers involved in the case. State believes there will be a negotiated plea reached and asked for a date for possible plea. Set for Feb. 21st for possible plea.

 

14CF154 - Boyle, Joshua Zachary - PTR/PreTrial - Negotiated plea reached. Defense asked for matter to be set for hearing. Set for March 10th.

 

17CF008 - Bright, Justin M - PreTrial - State has filed a petition to modify bond. State has additional info stating defendant left his residence without permission. Defense moves to deny the allegations. Says also they haven’t had any time to prepare to defend defendant on petition to modify bond.

 

15CF246 - Miller, Truett C - PreTrial - Negotiated plea reached. Defendant pleads guilty and will be placed on 1 year of probation. Also sentenced to 20 weekends in the Christian County jail.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 2/16/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard on February 16th, 2017 at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

16CF164 - Acree, Patrick A - PreTrial - Next court date set for February 23rd.

 

17CF027 - Allen, Noah L - Appearance with Counsel - Defendant would like to renew appointment of counsel, after finding out that his assets aren’t as valuable as he thought. Motion granted and public defender appointed. Prelim hearing scheduled for March 6th.

 

16CF222 - Bailey, George T - PreTrial - State asks for one final court date so they can work out details of a potential plea. Asks for 30 days to work out details. Motion to continue granted, next court date set for March 17th.

 

16CF109 - Martin, Bradley E - PreTrial - Partially negotiated plea reached. Must have a sentencing hearing, and state would be seeing consecutive sentences during sentencing. Defendant pleads guilty to counts 2 and 3. Sentencing scheduled for May 4th.

 

17CF017 - Westerfield, Joshua A - Motion to Reduce Bail - Defendant does have a prior felony conviction. Defendant states he feels he can post bond for a $10,000 bond. Asked the court to entertain reducing bond to either $10,000 or recognizance. Also seeking a disability claim, and needs to see several doctors for that, and cannot do that while in jail. State argues that bond is already set appropriately for the charges, and possibly plans on filing more charges, and if there isn’t a plea deal reached, the state may be asking for an increase in bond to reflect the charges. Bond motion denied. Next court date February 24th.


17CF021 - Westerfield, Joshua A - Motion to Reduce Bail - Defendant does have a prior felony conviction. Defendant states he feels he can post bond for a $10,000 bond. Asked the court to entertain reducing bond to either $10,000 or recognizance. Also seeking a disability claim, and needs to see several doctors for that, and cannot do that while in jail. State argues that bond is already set appropriately for the charges, and possibly plans on filing more charges, and if there isn’t a plea deal reached, the state may be asking for an increase in bond to reflect the charges. Bond motion denied. Next court date February 24th.

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Christian County Court Cases 2/14/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard on February 14th, 2017 at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

15CF238 - Benavides, Anthony D - PTR/First Appearance - Defense asks court to reduce total bond amount due to an agreement with the state. State says that defendant has been highly successful during his probation. Defendant also has employment that he can return to. Bond reduced to $7,500 with special conditions to apply. Set for prelim hearing March 7th.

 

17CF015 - Benavides, Anthony D - Motion to Reduce Bail - Defense asks court to reduce total bond amount due to an agreement with the state. State says that defendant has been highly successful during his probation. Defendant also has employment that he can return to. Bond reduced to $7,500 with special conditions to apply. Set for prelim hearing March 7th.

 

16CF093 - McKay, Justin M - PTR/PreTrial - Defendant pleads guilty. Will serve 18 months in the Illinois DOC with credit for 128 days credit for time served. Previous probation terminated.

 

16CF201 - McKay, Justin M - Plea - Defendant pleads guilty as charged. Sentenced to a concurrent 18 months probation.


17CM026 - McKinnon, Angela - Will waive formal arraignment, enter plea of not guilty, and request trial by jury. Defense wishes to continue matter until future court date in another matter.

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Christian County Court Cases 2/13/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard on February 13th, 2017 at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

16CF187 - Beaty, Michael W - PreTrial - Defendant has been released from DOC and is now in the county jail. State has been talking to defense. Defense has sent state a counter offer, and state will have an answer soon. Next court date set for February 17th.

 

17CF008 - Bright, Justin M - PreTrial - Defense has received lab results but has not spoken with state yet. Defendant remains on electronic home confinement. State requests a drug test for today. Set for sometime before next court date. Next court date February 17th.

 

16CF091 - Carroll, Dylan L - PreTrial - Defense asks for another pretrial date and a continued jury trial date. State is tendering defense documents the defense requested in open court. Set for pretrial March 13th. Jury trial continued.

 

16CF204 - Carroll, Dylan L - PreTrial - Defense asks for another pretrial date and a continued jury trial date. State is tendering defense documents the defense requested in open court. Set for pretrial March 13th. Jury trial continued.

 

15CF244 - Coleman, Toni R - PreTrial - Referral to mental health court made. Assessment set for the 16th with probation. Next court date March 6th.

 

16CF124 - Coleman, Toni R- PreTrial - Referral to mental health court made. Assessment set for the 16th with probation. Next court date March 6th.

 

17CF026 - Kelley, Tabitha L - Appearance With Counsel - Defense asks for date for motion to reduce bond. Set for February 21st.

 

15CF112 - Luetzow, James C - PTR/PreTrial - Defendant says he will attempt to meet with probation today to attempt to get treatment. Court orders he reports immediately to probation for a drug test. Set for pretrial April 10th.

 

16CF094 - Nagle, Tommie E - PreTrial - Defendant’s grandmother has passed away, and she is currently with her family. Asked for a motion to continue. Defense moves to continue for final pretrial. Set for March 14th.

 

17CF017 - Westerfield, Joshua A - Motion to Reduce Bail - Move to continue motion until Thursday by defense. Set for February 16th.


17CF021 - Westerfield, Joshua A - Motion to Reduce Bail - Move to continue motion until Thursday by defense. Set for February 16th.

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Christian County Court Cases 2/10/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard on February 10th, 2017 at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

17CF025 - Jones, Gregory A - Appearance with Counsel - Prelim hearing date of March 7th set. Defense also requests a date on a motion hearing for next week. Set for February 14th.


15CF240 - Robinson, David L - Appearance with Counsel - Prelim hearing date of March 31st set.

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Christian County Court Cases 2/9/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard on February 9th, 2017 at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

15CF238 - Benavides, Anthony D - PTR/First Appearance - Defense will file a motion for bond reduction. Defense also asked for a drug screening to be conducted for today. Granted. Hearing on bond reduction set for February 14th.

 

17CF015 - Benavides, Anthony D - PreTrial - Defense will file a motion for bond reduction. Defense also asked for a drug screening to be conducted for today. Granted. Hearing on bond reduction set for February 14th.

 

16CF176 - Doud, Destiny E - PreTrial - Defense has pretrial motions filed. Asking for a hearing in mid-march for those motions. Set for March 14th.

 

16CF220 - Doud, Destiny E - PreTrial - Defense has pretrial motions filed. Asking for a hearing in mid-march for those motions. Set for March 14th.

 

16CF047 - Farley, Christopher R - PreTrial - State asks for several weeks. Plea agreement possibly reached. Next court date set for March 9th.

 

16CF059 - Loflin, Michael P - PreTrial - State has contacted victim and that party is in agreement with the terms of the plea. Defense does need time to go through agreement with defendant. Next court date set for March 9th for possible plea.

 

16CF093 - McKay, Justin M - PTR/PreTrial - Defense asks for case to be moved to next week for possible plea. Set for February 14th for plea.

 

16CF201 - McKay, Justin M - Plea - Defense asks for case to be moved to next week for possible plea. Set for February 14th for plea.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 2/7/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard on February 7th, 2017 at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

16CF176 - Doud, Destiny E - Plea - Defense has filed a substitution of council, and asks that motion be set for Thursday. Matter reset for pretrail February 9th. Previous offer is still open for three weeks.

 

16CF220 - Doud, Destiny E - Plea - Defense has filed a substitution of council, and asks that motion be set for Thursday. Matter reset for pretrail February 9th. Previous offer is still open for three weeks.

 

11CF116 - Dunklin, Emmanuel M - Motion Hearing - Defense has filed motion to correct an item with the DOC. State would be amenable to amending that item, but aren’t sure exactly what defendant is asking to amend, and would like him to clarify. Defendant says he only received one day of credit, when he thought he should have received more. State says they will revisit the amount of credit received, but needs defendant to itemize specifically what days credit he didn’t receive. Next court date set for March 7th.

 

16CF093 - McKay, Justin M - PreTrial - State has discussed terms of a possible plea with defense and believes there close to an agreement. Defense requested that the next court date be set soon, preferably sometime this week. Set for February 9th for possible plea.

 

16CF201 - McKay, Justin M - PreTrial - State has discussed terms of a possible plea with defense and believes there close to an agreement. Defense requested that the next court date be set soon, preferably sometime this week. Set for February 9th for possible plea.

 

17CF018 - Rensman, Kevin M - Bail Reduction Motion - Agreement has been reached for bond. Bond set at $10,000 with special conditions to apply. Prelim hearing set for February 23rd.

 

17CF017 - Westerfield, Joshua A - Bond Reduction Motion - Defendant may have money to post bond, but still needs to come up with an amount they can pay. Defense moves to continue motion hearing. Set for February 13th.

 

17CF021 - Westerfield, Joshua A - Bond Reduction Motion - Defendant may have money to post bond, but still needs to come up with an amount they can pay. Defense moves to continue motion hearing. Set for February 13th.

 

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Christian County Court Cases 2/3/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard on Friday, February 3rd, at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

17CF005 - Kody Campbell - Prelim Hearing - Defense is attempting to get defendant into rehab. Moves to continue the prelim hearing and will waive 30 day period. Matter set for further status on February 24th.

 

17CF018 - Rensman, Kevin M - Motion on Bail Reduction - Defense has spoken to state and an agreement may be made once state speaks with victim in case. Defense moves to continue the case. Matter set for February 7th for further hearing on bond reduction.

 

16CF224 - Rickman, Destiny R - PreTrial - Defendant fails to appear in court. Judge previously represented defendant, and could not issue a warrant should the state ask for one. State does ask for warrant, and matter will be passed to another judge’s courtroom.

 

17CF017 - Westerfield, Joshua A - Appearance with Counsel - Defense requests prelim hearing. Defense will also file motions on bond reduction before then. Prelim hearing granted. Next court date February 7th.


17CF021 - Westerfield Joshua A - Appearance with Counsel - Defense requests prelim hearing. Defense will also file motions on bond reduction before then. Prelim hearing granted. Next court date February 7th.

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Christian County Court Cases 2/2/17

These are the results of the following court cases heard on Thursday, February 2nd, at the Christian County Courthouse.

 

13CF197 - Abbott, Rickey L - PreTrial - State has made an offer but defense has not yet had a chance to convey it to defendant. Defense also has a motion for additional disclosure. Motion set for hearing in February 17th.

 

13CF156 - Abbott, Rickey L - PreTrial - State has made an offer but defense has not yet had a chance to convey it to defendant. Defense also has a motion for additional disclosure. Motion set for hearing in February 17th.

 

16CF229 - Ferguson, Brian K - PreTrial - Competency examination completed and filed with court during week of January 10th. Defense is not ready for February jury trial due to competency questions. Also has not received medical records yet. Defense moves to continue pretrial and jury trial. Set for pretrial on March 3rd. Set for jury trial on March 27th.

 

15CF246 - Miller, Truett C - PreTrial - Negotiated plea reached however paperwork has not been completed. Moved until February 9th for presentation of plea.


13CF112 - Wehner, Jessica S - Review - Defendant is current on all payments, however still has a balance that needs to be taken care of before court supervision expires. State advised that defendant must use tax refund to help pay down balance. Set for further review March 1st.

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